Sun, 09 Mar 1997 11:54:18 -0800
At 08:16 AM 3/9/97 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi everyone,I am a sea scout leader from Australia.Western Australia to
>be more precise.My troop is 1st Waylen-Bay Sea Scouts.The troop is made
>up of both male and female members.
>I have an important question and that is what the word MINDARI means.If
>anyone can help it would be great.
> colin dunn
> 1st waylen-bay sea scouts
> perth western australia.
Colin, perhaps the word you are inquiring about is MINDIRI, the site of an
Allied landing in W.New Guinea during WWII involving Australian forces.
Note this excerpt from Encyclopedia Britannica:
"Before they could push northward to the Philippines, the Allies had to
subdue Japanese-held western New Guinea. U.S. troops took Saidor, on the
Huon Peninsula, on Jan. 2, 1944, and established an air base there; and the
Australians took Sio, to the east of Saidor, on January 16. Then
reinforcements were landed at Mindiri, west of Saidor, on March 5, and
Australian infantry began to move westward up the coast, to take Bogadjim,
Madang, and Alexishafen."
(The World Wars: WORLD WAR II: The Allied landings in Europe and the defeat
of the Axis powers: DEVELOPMENTS FROM AUTUMN 1943 TO SUMMER 1944: The war
in the Pacific, October 1943-August 1944.Britannica CD. Version
97.Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 1997.)
I hope this helps.
Christopher Fox, XO, SES MARINER, Ship 936, Dana Point, CA, USA